This spring marks the 80th anniversary of the 1941 blizzard that killed dozens of people in Minnesota and North Dakota. The region has a reputation for extreme winters, but a late season storm could still catch people off-guard. For Indigenous people, timing for such events had consequences as they transitioned to warmer months. Mike Moen reports on the history behind their winter survival techniques.
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Support for MinneCulture on KFAI comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Image: Ojibwe people at a winter camp in South Harbor, Minnesota in 1875, courtesy of the MN Historical Society.